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What is switcher.exe?

Part of Switcher by Bao_Nguyen

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How does switcher.exe run?

Process - switcher.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. switcher.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does switcher.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - switcher.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Switcher' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Switcher\Switcher.exe" /quiet' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the switcher.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of switcher.exe users, 14.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is switcher.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00008% CPU837.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
15.58 MB RAM72.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              37 GDI objects24.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\switcher\switcher.exe

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: switcher.exe
Publisher: Bao_Nguyen
Name: Switcher
Description: Switcher
Size: 416 KB
Original file name: Switcher.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0005461638%
Privileged CPU: 0.0004623773%
User CPU: 0.00008378648712%
Privileged CPU time: 2745.62 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 2 ms
CPU cycle count: 775,459,051
CPU cycle count /min: 7,002,141
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 171.68 MB
Peak committed memory: 185.35 MB
Paged memory: 15.58 MB
Peak paged memory: 15.77 MB
Paged system memory: 249.88 KB
Non-paged system memory: 18.75 KB
Working set memory: 4.38 MB
Peak working set memory: 21.47 MB
Min working set memory: 980 KB
Private memory: 15.58 MB
Page faults: 8,949
Page faults /min: 7
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 141
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 150.59 KB
Read transfer /min: 115 Bytes
Total other operations: 743
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 12.52 KB
Other Transfer /min: 10 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 37
Peak GDI objects: 42
USER objects: 22
Peak USER objects: 24
Handle count average: 157
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Switcher\Switcher.exe" /quiet

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Switcher
Command: "C:\Program Files\Switcher\Switcher.exe" /quiet

Image hashes

MD5: 78c0e1b755ad36ae45c1dcbe39944093
SHA-1: 1c325646793547e3535969100b3579f6568088e8
SHA-256: 62f653e73fff1134414fa974e4b454a3dcf95486714cfb88d095a1103bb856a8

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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